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Build 1500
Release date

Feb 10, 2018



New features
  • Updated CEF
  • Updated Media
  • Fixed User Interface

Welcome to Active Worlds 3D - EX CAI LIBUR
Version 6.4 was a maintanance release, including many fixes. Major changes and fixes are listed.

Rights to Use

The Community preserves all rights that lead to the software changes of this version 6.4, while all software source remain propriatary at Activeworlds,Inc and PP3D. Activeworlds, Inc's customers, including usage of this software compilation for educational purposes, require an additional registration and new installers.

Build 1532-1539

3 June - 20 June 2018

  • Make CEF accepting URLs given without HTTP(S) protocol, for web on top of the viewport using aw_3d for the target.
  • Privacy opt-out for "Allow relay my chat to non-privileged bots"
  • Fixed AFK status showing the intended way on startup.
  • Fixed disk-cache clean up, not touching cef caches, what sometimes eventually lead to CEF failing.
  • Fixed web over 3D viewport (aw_3d) for Wine/Mac.
  • Enabled disk-cache clean up by installation default.
  • The upgrade tool will now download and install the most recent version/build when launched without command line parameters.
  • Removed setting for obsolete download limits.
  • Set cache setting to default and removed the settings property sheet.
  • Extended app-icon customization options.
  • Notifications set to V4 on applicable OSs.
  • Frame rate limit auto adjust to remember its previous state.
  • Improved mover idle for up to 30% performance gain.
  • Improved particle emitter performance.

WorldServer for Windows, including features towards version 6.5, is available for download.

WorldServer for Linux is available for download.

AWCOMSDK for Windows, including features towards version 6.5, is available for download.

Build 1531

30 May 2018

  • Updated VLC to 3.0.2
  • Enabled more simultaneous popup windows per web instance.
  • Added option to keep a certain world on top of list regardless of client count and order.
  • Added display of a world's expiration date, if applicable, at the World Features window for CTs.
  • Introduced 288 bit random hash for secure web access.
  • Increased value range of random generated avatar session numbers.
  • Increased max length of a single chat message (from 255 to 510 8bit ASCII chars).
  • Various privacy settings default to opt-out on installation.
  • Mouse freelook mode enabled by default on installation.
  • Precise Move mode enabled by default on installation.
  • Ignore Pitch mode disabled by default on installation.
  • Classic window layout as default, Tabs docked to left hand side on installation.
  • Keyboard layout to Gaming/Laptop on installation.
  • Removed references to old file-transfer, use built-in web-based sharing instead.

All of above are features towards version 6.5.

Build 1530

9 May 2018

  • Added opt-out of relaying chat by non-privileged bots to privacy setting.

Build 1529

29 April 2018

  • Movers' audio playback applying and updating volume by distance.
  • Embedded Web allowing up to 8 external overlapped windows.

Build 1528

25 April 2018

  • Updated User Guide, thanks to OklahomaTraveler.
  • Preload cache-able audio files, .wav and .mp3, for the media command also. Merging sound/noise and media modules even closer.

Build 1527

21 April 2018

  • Fixed an issue with media/sound playback, if a media used the exclu=on option or multiple sim media playing were disabled in a world, what eventually led to crashing issues of the media process, if exclusive sound or media were used my a moveable object or entity e.g. a mover.
  • Notepad and Search Tabs are controlled by the universe solely, while client settings are ignored.

Build 1526

11 April 2018

  • Emission of particles is now less fps dependent within a wider range of 4fps to 168 fps.

Build 1525

6 April 2018

  • Changed process attributes for the VLC media services, and updated to VLC SDK version 3.0.1, what seems to fix/surpress VLC's 'Runtime Error' popups.

Build 1524

2 April 2018

  • Enable microphones and cameras to be available for Web-Apps (eg. Adobe Connect) in CEF.

Build 1523

30 March 2018

  • Free Public Universe: Enabled notepad tab to auto login to forums, to get around the issue when users forgot the password or email address (checkout troubleshooting on the forums pages). Subsequent forum links will auto login, if an forums account exists.

Build 1520-1522

26-28 March 2018

  • Fixed a crashing issue that randomly occured when a model has been already deleted while a physics collision was active. After 2 months of research the issue showed up at Alphaworld LZ finally.
  • Fixed a crashing issue when passing a value of less or equal to 1 for the res option of the envi command. Thanks to Rod for pointing it out and providing an example.

Build 1519

22 March 2018

  • Fixed a crashing issue on sound, when the song started before it's been downloaded and cached.

Build 1518

21 March 2018

  • Easy install for Intel based Mac OS-X, Unix und Linux like systems. See MacOSX.
  • Optional setting for showing world homepage on change, on world enter and on re-open of the docked web window always.

Build 1517

20 March 2018

  • EDU enabled.
  • Defaults for custom settings.
  • Fixed notepad not loading as intended.

Build 1516

15 March 2018

  • Rollback to VLC SDK version 2.2.8, since version 3.x is still too buggy.
  • Apply latest LUA scripts from VLC v3.0.1 to v2.2.8, to support youtube's and other streaming sites' recent web scripts - that is all we really need from VLC.
  • Fixed a long-time issue when sound and noise commands stopped working, in case nearby sound and noise commands refered to the same link/source.

Thanks for intense testing to Rod and Gremot.

Build 1515

13 March 2018

  • Fixed interface to VLC SDK version 3.0.1, when VLC aborted with a runtime error instead of returning an according value.

Build 1514

11 March 2018

  • VLC SDK to version 3.0.1

Build 1513

10 March 2018

  • Full update.
  • Updated the message file (default.awh) to enable Web - CEF / 'Best GPU support'.
  • Various fixes to the online installer.
  • Full installer for recent version.
  • Eased Web/CEF popup blocker for testing.
  • Added a CEF component required by the 64 Bit version of Windows Vista.
  • Fixed an issue when the main window got closed, while a docked web window was closed and 'Best GPU support' was selected.
  • Fixed an issue when CEF showed a data-link in the URL field while an HTTP-error page was displayed.

Build 1512

5 March 2018

  • Added nocache option to the media action command.
  • Ensure audio volume control continues, even when no audio stream is active.

Thanks for pointing out the caching issue, with streaming servers configured with a .mp3 extension, to JAISP.

Build 1511

4 March 2018

  • Fix for Windows Vista, using the correct cef_xp path.

Build 1510

1 March 2018

  • Finishing intended updates to CEF, VLC and UI.
  • Added option for 3D chat balloon font face name (balloon_font).

Build 1509

28 Feb 2018

  • Updated Search Tab and Notepad Tab to recent CEF
  • Added option for 3D chat balloon font size (balloon_font_size).
  • Let Windows 6.0, alias Vista, use legacy fallback layers, since its kernel incompatibility.

Build 1508

26 Feb 2018

  • Critical patch updating the Updater.
  • Updater is now more verbose and takes care no aworld process is blocking.
  • Updating LZMA and LZMA2.
  • These updates allow new live update and installer formats in the future.

Build 1505 to 1507

10 Feb 2018 to 24 Feb 2018

  • User Interface fixes, including several crashing issues.
  • Replacing some more ProfIUS library classes by native MFC.
  • Redesign UI to follow native Windows version dependend behavior closer.
  • Redesign UI background colour from black to white.
  • Removing outdated RichEdit version support of chat console, fixing flickering.
  • CEF 3.3282.1733.g9091548
  • VLC 2.2.8 stable

Build 1500 to 1505

10 Feb 2018, before

  • Community Beta Builds, labled as version 6.3
  • CEF 3.3282.1733 | Chromium 64.0.3282.119
  • VLC 3.0 experimental | VLC 2.2.8 stable